Do you like to shop in your underwear? The internet is just the place for you. There is a wonderful world of bargains online every single day. One of the best places to find a great deal is Ebay. I have been an Ebay buyer since the beginning of it’s existence. I am also an Ebay seller and have been selling for over a year now. As a seller I disappointingly have seen prices drop, but as an Ebay buyer, I gladly take advantage of these bargains. There are a few key elements to keep in mind when looking for a great Ebay deal: Timing, Buying in Bulk, and Listing mistakes.
When using Ebay to purchase goods, timing is everything. The time of day a listing ends, the day of the week a listing ends, and the time of your bid makes all the difference when it comes to the final value price. When searching for great ebay deals, try to look for listings that end during odd hours of the day. For example, you will get a better deal if you buy something during rush hour and supper time. Also, Sunday mornings and afternoons tend to have cheaper ending values. Basically, when people are away from the computer, auctions don’t get as much action.
The time you place your bid is very important as well. Your goal is to be the highest bidder at the lowest price. The only way to do this is to bid in the last 2 minutes of an auction. This way it will prevent you from being overbid by other bidders. There just won’t be time for them to counter bid. Bidding in the last 2 minutes also prevents you from overbidding just to win an auction. Some people get out of hand with bidding wars and pay too much for an item.
Buy in Lots
B. Some weeks are tougher than others. Don’t give up!Ebay is the perfect venue to buy in bulk. You would be amazed, but there are a lot of grocery items listed on Ebay every single day. Items such as over-the-counter medicine sell in bulk a lot cheaper than any brick and mortar store. Since groceries are a fairly untapped market, Ebay is a great place to take advantage of cheap bargains.
Buying in bulk also saves money on shipping. For example, you can buy a whole lot of jeans in your size from the same seller in the same auction. Usually these jeans will sell for much cheaper than if they were listed individually. Plus, another advantage of buying a bulk lot is that you save on shipping costs. Shipping 10 items together is a lot cheaper than shipping 10 items individually.
Quite a bargain can be made on Ebay due to lazy sellers. If a seller makes a mistake in his/her listing, there is less chance that there will be high demand for that particular item. For example, a seller might misspell the title of the listing. By doing so, he/she prevents anyone that spells the listing correctly in the search field from seeing the misspelled auction. Also, some sellers mistakenly put their listings in the wrong categories. This will prevent buyers that solely use category searches from seeing their item. If there is a decrease in potential bidders, the ending value of an item will decrease as well.
Never give up when looking for good bargains on Ebay. Plenty of Ebay buyers purchase items for up to 50% off retail value. There is no reason you cannot be one of those Ebay buyers if you use the timing, lot buying, and listing mistake techniques.